NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
April 19, 2006
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Community Relations Coordinator
  (850) 651-7448

Comprehensive Safety & Sobriety Checkpoint

The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will conduct a Comprehensive Safety & Sobriety Checkpoint Operation on Thursday, April 27th.  The checkpoint will be conducted in the 6000 Block of Old Bethel Road, Crestview.  The purpose of this operation is to identify persons operating motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The safety check consists of an officer noting signs of impairment and observing for equipment violations, tag and license violations and verifying vehicle owner/operator insurance requirements.

Sheriff Charlie Morris and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to promoting traffic safety and to ensure everyone traveling on Okaloosa County roadways may do so securely, free from harm and personal danger.